William J. Bullock

William J. “Willy” Bullock, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 30, 2023.

William was born March 30, 1958, in Oshkosh to the late William and Phyllis (Cheesebrough) Bullock. On Oct. 28, 2000, Willy was united in marriage to the love of his life, Karen Heling, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, White Clay Lake.

Willy had a tremendous work ethic and worked as a carpenter for many years before retiring. In his free time, he enjoyed watching the Packers, treasure collecting, attending bluegrass festivals and listening to music of all kinds. Willy was a great man with a wonderful sense of humor. He loved making people laugh and would do anything he could to help someone in need. He loved the holidays and always dressed up as Santa for his family.

William was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed and always remembered.

Willy is survived by the love of his life, Karen; children, Matthew (Robin) Vaughn, Maria (Jay) Gilmore-Bullock, Tabatha (Joshua) Valley, Robert Vaughn and Kelly (significant other Josh) Vaughn; grandchildren, Mahrea (Spencer), Ashley (Gage), Gracie, Jerimiah, Tucker, James, Cameron, Jacob (Jazzi), Autumn, Jerrit, Bryanna and Jaydyn; great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Emersyn, James and Brinley; his beloved dog, Molly; and siblings, Daniel (Sandi) Bullock, Linda (Elmer) Kallies, David (Linda) Bullock, Ruth Bullock, Jeffrey Bullock and Sam Bullock.

He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Willy was preceded in death by a grandson, Angelo; sisters, Phyllis Diaz and Susan VandenBusch; and his parents, William and Phyllis.

A celebration of Willy’s life is being planned for a later date.

Willy’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the first responders from Gillett and Shawano as well as to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Shawano for all they did.

“I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26